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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Brian » 30 December 2014, 22:23

Just finished reading Uganda Be Kidding Me. I thought it was ok, not as funny as some of her other books though. Are you there Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea was hilarious! I was expecting her new book to be just as funny and a little less vulgar. Anyways, I'm totally in the mood for some Stephen King right now. I could reread Carrie (again) or try his recent release.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby xyz72 » 31 December 2014, 07:57

I'm reading Thomas Mann's Buddenbrooks because it's the one book I could never bring myself to read in class. 700 pages to go...and the characters just won't stop speaking in a mix of German, Plattdeutsch, various German dialects, English, French and Latin. And quoting a variety of more or less popular books and plays. I feel like his writing is tough to read for the sake of being tough to read.

My bathroom/train ride ebook, on the other hand, is Richard J. Evans' The Third Reich in Power. The second in his trilogy of Nazi Germany doorstoppers. Still a very, very intriguing read.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Severelius » 31 December 2014, 08:57

The Vault. It was a Christmas present, it's a book that covers the production and history of Doctor Who in terms of behind the scenes information and other stuff like the show's home video releases, fanzines, official magazine, etc, from 1963 up to 2013.

Pretty interesting read thus far.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Nicholas » 31 December 2014, 12:10

The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Lucas » 31 December 2014, 22:33

Just finished The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene. It was pretty good for the majority of the book, but a few chapters got a little creepy.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Magic J » 3 January 2015, 01:12

xyz72 wrote:My bathroom/train ride ebook, on the other hand, is Richard J. Evans' The Third Reich in Power. The second in his trilogy of Nazi Germany doorstoppers. Still a very, very intriguing read.

I'm usually pretty good in persevering with dense or difficult books, but I don't think I've ever managed to read "The Third Reich at War" by the same author all the way through. It now lingers, forgotten and unloved on the back of my bookshelf alongside "The Silmarillion", "Crime and Punishment", and the rest of the books I've vowed to finish but never have. I shall pass the burden of actually reading them onto my descendants. :P

Just finished "Man's Search for Meaning", by Viktor Frankl; a Jewish psychologist who was imprisoned during the Holocaust, and who developed the theory of "logotherapy" from his observations and experiences in the concentration camps. It's an amazing account of how human beings can create a life affirming philosophy even in the midst of incredible misery and in the face of their own deaths. The second part of the book, which briefly expounds the theory of logotherapy, is also very interesting; proposing that the source of much psychological anguish is the perception that one's life lacks meaning, and that "when you have a why to live, you can deal with almost any how" (Nietzsche). I think he's dead on, and it's very applicable today, in which it certainly seems to me that many people suffer from a similar feeling of emptiness (although perhaps masked somewhat with the constant drive to buy stuff which we encourage). Or maybe that's just me projecting my own neuroses? :crazy:
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Brenden » 28 January 2015, 00:15

Just started in earnest How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.

Also, still continuing my reread/listening of A Song of Ice and Fire. I'm at that point just before the climax chapters of A Game of Thrones. :noes:
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Derek » 28 January 2015, 00:26

Brenden wrote:Just started in earnest How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.

René's favorite work of non-fiction.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Brenden » 28 January 2015, 01:25

Derek wrote:
Brenden wrote:Just started in earnest How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.

René's favorite work of non-fiction.

It is very good. The out-dated-ness of its references and some content even adds a certain charm to it.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby rct3swp » 3 February 2015, 23:33

The Wasp Factory

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'Two years after I killed Blyth I murdered my young brother Paul, for quite different reasons than I'd disposed of Blyth, and then a year after that I did for my young cousin Esmerelda, more or less on a whim. That's my score to date. Three. I haven't killed anybody for years, and don't intend to ever again. It was just a stage I was going through.'

Frank is no ordinary sixteen-year-old. Living with his father outside a remote Scottish village, their life is, to say the least, unconventional. Frank's mother abandoned them years ago; his elder brother Eric is confined to a psychiatric hospital; and his father measures out his eccentricities on an imperial scale. Frank has turned to strange acts of violence to vent his frustrations. In the bizarre daily rituals there is some solace. But when news comes of Eric's escape from the hospital Frank has to prepare the ground for his brother's inevitable return, an event that explores the mysteries of the past and changes Frank utterly.

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The first novel ever written by Ian Banks (R.I,P). Creator of the culture novels and countless other books. This is a must read for fans of his work. It is very well written and it holds the style of its author in a solid way.

A very entertaining read. Certanly cruel and disturbing at some points but very, very interesting if you have the guts for it. The plot and characters really made me grip to this book with both hands for hours. Definetly a page turner if you are into eary settings and characters. I recently finished reading it and i keep thinking about its powerfull ending.

Although very short and at times a bit repetitive (specially halfway through), it still manages to create an amazing yet believable setting and a very curious and creepy protagonist. It makes you wonder how fucked up kids can be and to what extent their imagination ends up being what makes them killers.

Taking everything in count, its a great book. Quickly read and not very complex or mind bending, yet a creepy, eary, disturbing but absolutly fascinating insight of a Teenager's mind.

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Recomended for: Fans of mystery, thriller and gore.
Not Recomended: Readers with a soft stomach, faint of heart.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Lucas » 21 February 2015, 00:08

I just finished reading Mastery by Robert Greene. I highly recommend it.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Derek » 21 February 2015, 00:30

Amy Poehler's book. Just started, no judgment yet.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Muspelli » 19 August 2015, 01:07

A compelling drama about rape and its consequences.

Easily the best work of fiction of 2014, if not the current century.

I've read and reread this masterful work of fiction several times since I found it yesterday. It moves me to no end each time. Like all good fiction, each reread offers new subtleties in the fictional plot that you never noticed on the previous reading.

I love the comments in that article, though. Apparently it's impossible for false-reporting -- especially of rape -- to occur, I guess -- a few intelligent people pointing out the holes in the short story, and the vast sea of retards sticking their malformed fingers into their deafened ears and screaming 'lalalalalalalala' so loud the gods themselves weep and shudder.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Welp » 10 October 2015, 19:45

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby rRyan » 11 October 2015, 06:07

The Boy in the Dress, by David Walliams. I'm prereading all of his books at the moment, and so far I've loved all of them.

Earlier today, I finished A Lucky Child, by Thomas Buergenthal, which is a memoir of his time in Auschwitz and other concentration camps as a child, written much later in his life. Very interesting to contrast with something like I Was Doctor Mengele's Assistant, by Miklós Nyiszli, which was written within months of the end of the Holocaust.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby c1ask0 » 11 October 2015, 18:37

I've been reading Baldacci's books lately; Hour Game is very good.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Agent47 » 13 October 2015, 04:08

Recently started The Family Corleone by Ed Falco. A prequel to Mario Puzo's The Godfather based on a script which was set to be part of the fourth film in the series. This story following Vito Corleone's rise to power in the last days of prohibition while his son Sonny gets himself into hot water becoming a gangster himself. So far it's pretty good, already much better than Mark Winegardner's sequels The Godfather Returns and The Godfather's Revenge. I understood the fourth film was also set to finish the series off altogether with the destruction of the Corleone bloodline in the other storyline at the hands of Sonny's illegitimate son Vincent from the third Godfather film so hopefully Puzo left a finished script of that as well to adapt to book form.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby xyz72 » 13 October 2015, 21:11

Murakami Haruki's Norwegian Wood...in Japanese. :D It's tough and I advance very, very slowly. But it's just oh so satisfying.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Severelius » 23 October 2015, 08:03

My quest through the Wheel of Time series continues after a large delay. I am now finished with book 3, The Dragon Reborn and am moving onto book 4, The Shadow Rising.

3 down, 11 to go. 12 if you count the prequel.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby 新世界より » 24 October 2015, 05:31

xyz72 wrote:Murakami Haruki's Norwegian Wood...in Japanese. :D It's tough and I advance very, very slowly. But it's just oh so satisfying.


Kanji scare me. . . :noes:
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